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PHOEBUS

TRANSFERRING SKILLS BETWEEN CULTURES

We are work­ing to con­nect pro­fes­sion­als across cul­tur­al bound­aries by shar­ing  skills between ‘local’ and refugee arti­sans. Through work­ing in groups formed of local pro­fes­sion­als and refugees with sim­i­lar pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds our par­tic­i­pants can learn pro­fes­sion­al­ly spe­cif­ic skills and knowl­edge through col­lab­o­ra­tions.

Arti­sans and cre­atives pro­fes­sion­al skills can help to build and devel­op local economies. These skills have sig­nif­i­cant rel­e­vance for the con­struc­tion of a new com­mu­ni­ty and assist in the growth of indi­vid­u­als’ capac­i­ties. 

PHOEBUSGOALS

DESIGN A SHARED SPACE FOR CROSS CULTURAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING.

CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CONTACT, COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION.

PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN REFUGEES AND HOST COUNTRY RESIDENCE.

FOSTER SKILLS TRANSFERENCE TO COMBAT SKILLS ATROPHY AND PROVIDE A PLACE FOR THE EXCHANGE OF ARTISANAL SKILLS

BRAINSTORMING

July 13, 2017

As part of our social out­reach pro­gram we host­ed a group with a num­ber things in com­mon, they were all arti­sans, look­ing to improve their skills, and refugees now liv­ing in Brus­sels. They helped us to design our skills trans­fer­abil­i­ty project, The Phoe­bus Project.

The meet­ing helped us to under­stand the needs and chal­lenges that these indi­vid­u­als have faced since arriv­ing in Bel­gium. They also helped us under­stand how best to cre­ate our work­shops and oth­er activ­i­ties to best sup­port them and help to break through these chal­leng­ing bar­ri­ers.